Sunday, July 03, 2005

Sanctuaries and Inner Worlds

Emilie's Banner Which hung on a city Lamp Post in Nanaimo BC this past spring and Lily's poem, which her mother forwarded recently:

When I am sad
my wings lift me
into a potter's bowl.
the bowl is as
giant as a castle.
I build my house
in the bowl.
It is my sanctuary.

- The House notes echoes of sadness, but no mere resignation to it: both Emilie and Lily use visualisation to transport them to a place where safety and happiness abound. These places are refuges of sorts and incorporate the yin and the yang of life: a "black" house with yellow eyes (and a blue door) and a "bowl as giant as a castle" where ultimatly the winged creature finds peace from a troublesome world.